Health Minister Simon Harris is under fire for failing to honour a commitment to double the number of specialist Inflammatory Bowel Disease nurses. He told the Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn's Disease at a meeting six months ago, he could see no reason why the number of nurses could not go up from 14 to 28. She said: "At the meeting with the Minister, which was six months ago, we sent him with a petition that had over 3,600 signatures of people calling to increase the number of nurses.


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